Reference News Network reported on Jan. 21 that in the face of increasing pressure from Western countries, Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei, China, sent two letters to employees on Jan. 18 saying that in the next few years, the overall situation should be less optimistic than expected, and Huawei should be prepared to live a hard life.
According to Taiwans Central News Agency on Jan. 20, Ren Zhengfei also said that if the business has been assessed to be worthless, it should cut and give up part of the work to focus on, and at the same time give up part of the mediocre staff and reduce the cost of manpower.
Reported that Ren Zhengfeis two e-mails mainly described Huaweis shortcomings in human resources, and mentioned the direction of adjustment in his vision.
DATA PICTURE: Email No. 6 issued by Ren Zhengfei.
According to comprehensive mainland media reports, Ren Zhengfei mentioned at the beginning of one of his letters, We should have a correct judgment on the future economic situation, grasp the lifeline, and not be blind. All work should be directed atincreasing food productionandincreasing soil fertility.
Ren Zhengfei said, In the next few years, the overall situation should not be as optimistic as we imagined. We should be prepared for a hard time.
He said that 5G cant be as powerful as 4G. It may explode a mine in the East and a mine in the west. If we dont explode in patches, well feed 180,000 employees. Annual salaries and stock dividends exceed $30 billion. If there is not so much food, how to get the money to share.
Ren Zhengfei frankly said that Huaweis talent acquisition policy is still relatively backward at present. We should actively improve it. In the future, we should close to combat and let non-value-added management of all formalism disappear. The biggest problem of Huawei in the past 30 years is malignant expansion of organization. Now we should grasp the fist and practice internal skills.
According to Bloomberg News on January 20, Ren issued a warning at last years internal management seminar. The CEOs office sent it to all employees and announced it to Huaweis online community on January 18.
According to the information network, on January 18, Huawei Presidents Office issued e-mail No. 6 to all employees, which was about Ren Zhengfeis speech at the internal personal performance management optimization meeting on October 26 last year. Ren Zhengfei has made a Huawei-style definition of human resources, What isresources? Excellent employees (backbone at all levels + heroes + leaders), and a reasonable combat formation. In the past, our performance management was too rigid and dogmatic. We standardized 180,000 employees with a sieve. The vitality of the grass-roots level has not yet been fully developed, he said. To a certain extent, some Mr. Nanguo has grasped the administrative power, and the consequences are even more rigid, because only rigid, he can manage well. Employees cant take credit for themselves, and thenTibetbecomesMr. Nanguoin a certain rank. Why cant they go home to read books?
On January 17, Ren Zhengfei, President of Huawei Company, was interviewed by the media at Huawei Shenzhen Bantian Base. (Photos issued by Xinhua News Agency are provided by Huawei)
Ren Zhengfei confessed that Huaweis biggest internal problem was overstaffed organization and overstaffed people.
Ren Zhengfei, 44, started Huawei from scratch in 1987. In the face of CCTV interviews, Ren Zhengfei did not evade the problem: Huaweis biggest problem now is not from the outside, but from the internal overstaffed institutions, people overstaffed. Huawei in the future should be lean, not as bulky as it is now, so complex as its management level, so many PPTs, so many meetings, so many ineffective labor.